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Child with aplastic anemia: Anesthetic management.
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PMID:  23162410     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Aplastic anemia is a rare heterogeneous disorder of hematopoietic stem cells causing pancytopenia and marrow hypoplasia with the depletion of all types of blood cells. This results in anemia, neutropenia and thrombocytopenia, which pose a challenge to both surgical and anesthetic management of such cases. We report a child with aplastic anemia who sustained traumatic ulcer on the arm and underwent split-thickness skin grafting under general anesthesia. There are only two case reports on anesthetic considerations in aplastic anemia patients in the literature. The anesthetic management is challenging because of the rarity of the disease, associated pancytopenia and immunosuppression.
Manpreet Kaur; Babita Gupta; Aanchal Sharma; Sanjeev Sharma
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Saudi journal of anaesthesia     Volume:  6     ISSN:  0975-3125     ISO Abbreviation:  Saudi J Anaesth     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-19     Completed Date:  2012-11-20     Revised Date:  2013-05-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101500601     Medline TA:  Saudi J Anaesth     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  298-300     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Anaesthesia, JPNA Trauma Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.
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